Arsenic ecotoxicology: the interface between geosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere [Editorial]

Bundschuh, Jochen and Bhattacharya, Prosun and Nath, Bibhash and Naidu, Ravi and Ng, Jack and Guilherme, Luiz R. G. and Ma, Lena Q. and Kim, Kyoung-Woong and Jean, Jiin-Shuh (2013) Arsenic ecotoxicology: the interface between geosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere [Editorial]. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 262. pp. 883-886. ISSN 0304-3894


Although arsenic (As) has been known since ancient times as a powerful toxin, it was not before the end of the 20th century that the occurrence of As originating from natural sources has been reported in groundwater in different parts of the globe. However, the problem did not receive much global attention until the 1980s when the biggest As calamity in the world was first reported in the Bengal delta in Southeast Asia. This was the starting point for an exponentially widespread scientific, policy and public interest regarding environmental contamination by As.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online 19 Aug 2013. © Copyright 2013 Elsevier B.V. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 03:09
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 00:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: arsenic; humans; India; toxic exposure; environmental contamination
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050304 Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science)
03 Chemical Sciences > 0302 Inorganic Chemistry > 030204 Main Group Metal Chemistry
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.08.019

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